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Week Ending: 24/12/2023

The Curly Coated Retriever Club would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas

Club News

Curly Christmas Quiz, 21 December 2023
What a fabulous evening we had on Thursday at the zoom Christmas Quiz hosted by Carol Johnstone, Aly Clayton & Heather Driscoll. It was great to see everyone joining in, including our international friends, and it certainly got everyone in the Christmas spirit…
There were six sections of questions including all things Christmas – General Knowledge, Songs, Food & Drink, Films & TV. A picture round where AI pictures of dogs were created by inputting their Breed Standard & everyone had to guess the breed; and a Curly specific round.
The prizes were Curly Club Shop Vouchers for first, second & third place. Our winner was Addriana, Ellen & Colin came second, and third was team – Jo, Brett, Wendy, Richard & Nigel.
Well done everyone!

CCRC Gundog Training Day – Sunday 3 March 2024
Introductory Gundog Training Taster Workshop
2 sessions for two different groups
Morning 9.00 for 9.30 – 12.00, Afternoon 1.30 for 2.00 – 4.30. Maximum of 6 handlers per session.
£45 per handler per session
Held on purpose built training ground at Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
To include –
– Meet, greet, tea & coffee etc.
– Introductory chat about the session and understanding handler’s goals
– Individual and group exercises sharing ideas to start training, making it fun and fulfilling
– Ideas to resolve difficulties and problems that can occur in training
– Close out chat and ideas for forward plans

Run by Jill Gardner, owner of Foxcote Golden Retrievers. “I have successfully trained, worked and competed my Goldens for 35 years. I’m a Kennel Club B panel field trial judge also judging working tests including minor breeds. I routinely provide reward based, supportive 1:1s and workshop training. Through this, I’ve gained a wide range of experience of many gundog breeds and the training challenges that can arise. Above all I love helping people to have the best fun and rewarding times with their dogs!

For more information please email Nina Parker-Miles

Champ Shows

Manchester Championship Show, 21 January 2024
The closing date for this show has been extended again and now closes 2 January 2024 at noon. Entries can be made through


Gundog Breeds Association Of Scotland, 11 November 2023
Best Veteran In Show
Judge: Hilary Male (Malenbrook)
Group 4, Sh Ch Brightmeadow Never Say Die JW Sh.CM Quality balanced black dog, lovely head and dark eye with a super expression, strong neck into well placed shoulders, correct forechest, well sprung ribs, firm topline, well muscled rear end, coat of small tight crisp curls, moved with a powerful gait effortlessly around the ring.